All kittens and cats go home with the first month's of pet insurance provided by TruPanion. Adopters have the option to renew the policy. We highly recommend pet insurance which covers unexpected injury or illness.
Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)
Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a viral disease of cats caused by certain strains of a virus called the feline coronavirus (FeCV). Most strains of FeCV do not cause illness. However, in approximately 10% of cats with FeCV, a virus mutation develops into FIP.
This is a risk with any cat or kitten no matter where you acquire it from as coronavirus is carried in a huge majority of the cat population. If you have another cat and purchase a kitten, placing them together creates a small risk for one or both.
This risk has always been there, we are just more aware of it now.
All kitten and cat owners should learn about this dreaded disease. Once considered fatal, there is now treatment available.
The treatment is fairly new, lengthy and somewhat expensive. The cure rate is very high, however, the earlier you get a diagnosis the more likely your kitten or cat may start treatment and survive. Currently there are clinical trials in progress.
Please do read the information provided below about FIP. It is best to be forewarned and forearmed.
Kasanovakatz has changed the way we do things including the timing of vaccination, spay/neuter and rehoming to reduce stress load.